In honor of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson, and Union Counties, over 900 people will come out to bowl on Saturday, September 8th in Jersey City at Hudson-Bayonne Lanes and Sunday, September 16th in West Orange at Eagle Rock Lanes.
"Bowl for Kids' Sake is an important part of our fundraising program," said mentor and sponsor Peter McRae. "Not only does this event help raise money to fund programs that directly impact kids in our community, but as a Big Brother myself, I see this as an important tool to raise awareness about the power of mentoring."
Claire Thomas, the Partnership Coordinator from Big Brothers Big Sisters overseeing the event, agrees. "This is a great event for potential mentors to see firsthand the impact they can make on the life of a child."
In this community event, family, friends, or co-workers can form teams and enjoy a game of bowling, lunch, and prizes. Thanks to the generous support of previous community funders and sponsors for this event like Pershing LLC (a BNY Mellon Company), the Jersey City Medical Center, Les and Eileen Quick, Genova Burns Giantomasi & Webster Attorneys at Law, and McRae Capital Management, all the money raised during the Bowl for Kids' Sake event will go directly towards creating new mentor matches in our community.
"We have so many children who need a caring, adult mentor in their life," Senior Mentor Manager Lakasha Street explains. "Bowl for Kids' Sake will generate much-needed support to allow us to match those children with positive role models."
To register a team, donate, or learn more about Bowl for Kids' Sake, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters at (973) 642-2447 or visit www.essexhudsonunion.kintera.org/bowl.